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Texas Tavern

114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
+1 540-342-4825
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (66 reviews)
“hot dog” (33 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (9 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Fast food, Diner
114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You go here for the experience more than the food. The TT had great short-order diner food, but more than that it has 87 years of diner tradition living on in unadorned authenticity. Do not pass within 50 miles without stopping.

Thank RaCeDaPa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chanced upon this place, noticed the "Millionaire's Club sign," saw a policeman sitting inside -- always a sign of insider approval -- then the sign on the door to the effect that "Ladies Like It Here, Too!" The next morning I headed straight for...More

Thank Amymone
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I don't know who is posting all these 5 star reviews but they must not eat out much! The so called famous chili is disgusting! All it had was a cup of watery beans with hardly any flavor. I can teach them how to make...More

Thank paralegal4444
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I was in Roanoke for one night only. I have a co-worker who grew up in the area, and he told me the one place we absolutely HAD to go to was the Texas Tavern. He even coached me on how to order. This is...More

Thank Gregg W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

After "eating" at the Texas Tavern I have to wonder if all of the four- and five- star ratings aren't some kind of "in joke" that I'm not getting. I've eaten in many burger dives with amazing greasy burgers throughout the US, but this is...More

Thank Velocilex
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is a late night must, this place never closes and prices are cheap and food is greasy and great, don't expect fancy, just expect great food at cheap prices. If you are downtown drinking and want some great food afterwards you have to go...More

Thank michael R
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Needed something light to eat. Got two of the $1.40 burgers to hold me over. Always enjoy a quick meal. Just a great place to stop in and then move on to the next stop.

Thank jhais28374
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Where else can you get lunch for 4 people for less than $9.00 (including tax)? Danny was fast and efficient, cooking each order under the watchful eye of the patron. We entered a full restaurant, but left in 15 minutes having completed our lunch seated...More

Thank richk1668
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We discovered this restaurant a while back and it has been on our radar to visit. We made an overnight trip from home specifically to check this place out. Even if you ignore all of the other cool things about Roanoke (the pinball museum, farmers...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food here is okay for a burger slinging joint, but the experience of Texas Tavern is all about feeling as though you've stepped back 87 years into the past. The two guys working there were amusing and exergetic and the building itself is right...More

1  Thank eluper
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Becky A
24 June 2015|
Response from TexasTavern | Property representative |
Yes it is! We have an ATM inside just in case you're short on cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-342-4825
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On Feb. 13Th, 1930 during the height of the great depression, I.N. "Nick" Bullington opened the 10 stool Texas Tavern and began serving its famous bowls of chile, hamburgers, hotdogs, and cheesy westerns. With a no frills atmosphere and the motto "Give the customer a fair shake" the Texas Tavern has become a landmark and a rite of passage for many locals and visitors alike. Known as "Roanoke's Millionaires Club", it is still run by the same family, now in its 4th generation of ownership.
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